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Deepcool-gammaxx-400.34230240
9.1 out of 10

Deepcool Gammaxx 400

Great Deal: $39.99

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Overall 8
8.0

great looking

Antonio C., Newegg
1 week ago
  • Summary: 4 stars because it did not come with extra clips for a 2nd fan, as it stated on the product page
  • Pros: good looks no problems popped right in for amd
  • Cons: none, except the product page states that it comes with extra clips for a 2nd fan, it did not.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Competitor for the Cooler Master 212

Adam B., Newegg
1 week ago
  • Summary: My testing setup was a I7 920 IC Diamond 7 HAF 932 case I tested first with my existing TRUE Black running both Intel Burn Test and Prime95 while monitoring temperatures using RealTemp. They I7 920 was set to stock voltage and Ghz with Hyper Threading enable just so there is a consistent baseline. With my TRUE Black, my temps per core were 73, 74, 72, 73. With the Deepcool Gammaxx my temps per core were 75, 77, 76, 77.
  • Pros: Direct heat pipes, allow a much more efficient transfer of heat. Supports multiple socket types right out of the box. Light weight. Performs surprisingly well, I will touch on this more in other thoughts.
  • Cons: While it is light weight, and because of this does not need a back plate, I would actually prefer a back plate mount. I just don't trust the mounting system. Fan feels cheap and I fully expect either the bearings, LED, or both to go out relatively quickly.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great temperature decrease

Alex F., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Overall, this is a good heatsink and definitely works for lowering the temperature by A LOT, but for the price and flimsy fan mounts, there may be better ones out there. Just shop around but make sure to keep this one in mind.
  • Pros: At first I did not expect too much since this is not what I would consider a "Premium brand". However, I was surprised with the performance and quality. The mounts for the heatsink held it on the processor better and more solidly than other "better" brands I have tried. I doubt it will ever be coming off on its own. The temperature difference was also huge. Stock Intel heatsink idle: 32C load: 60-65C This one idle: 29C load: 48-52C As you can see, this heatsink does e...
  • Cons: There were a couple reasons why I knocked off one egg. The first is price. For this price (currently $35), you could possibly get a better brand heatsink. The second reason is the fan mounts. The fan is just held on by flimsy pieces of wire. They are easy to mount onto any fan and don't slide much when you get it on, but I was not impressed with the low quality feel of just strapping the fan on by clicking a couple wires into place.
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Overall 2
2.0

Stay away! False advertising and potential for damage to board!

Brandon W., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: I exhausted all of my personal possibilities in trying to give this cooler the benefit of the doubt, but nothing worked. I’m not going to try out this cooler on any more builds, especially builds that are not my own. I don’t trust this cooler at all. Stay away from this Deepmax cooler, even for budget builds. There are significantly better coolers in the same budget range.
  • Pros: Looks to be able to fit inside most ATX cases with no hassle. Like most aftermarket coolers, it’s a vertical heatsink. The idea of the blue LED on the CPU fan seems like a pretty cool idea for people interested in making their case have an eerie glow.
  • Cons: DOES NOT FIT ALL SOCKETS AS ADVERTISED! I have an LGA2011 socket motherboard for my i7-3820. The Noctua NH-D14 I have as my current cooler fits with no problems. The Noctua came with all required parts needed to attach to my board, but the Deepmax cooler failed to do this. In the assembly instructions online, the mounting brackets were supposed to screw in to the case in holes beneath the motherboard. The problem with this thinking is that those holes aren't always ab...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Value for Performance

Andrew H., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: If you don't like the blue LEDs, you can easily replace this fan with one without LEDs or with a different color.
  • Pros: This CPU fan has exceeded my expectations. I compared it to the very popular ZALMAN CNPS9500 and found the DEEPCOOL fan to be better better overall. It is both cooler and quieter. The fins are more difficult to bend. The LEDs look nice. The design is simple. Temperatures at both idle and under load dropped by 2C. Because the fan is large (120mm), the fan does not need to run very fast to create a lot of wind. Where my old 92mm fan would go from 1500 to 2100 RPM under ...
  • Cons: The clips which hold the fan to the heat sink are annoying. You must remove the fan to push the mounting clips into the motherboard holes. After mounting the heatsink to the motherboard, you have to remount the fan. This is when I found the clips to be annoying. Its just hard to figure out which way to orient them and how to hold everything together while you clip them. That said, I really appreciate that I can easily replace the fan later, and the clips make the fan ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Cool Blue

Andrew K., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: WOW! The size of this cooler was quite a shocker! It is certainly NOT meant for a smaller case at all, if limited space is a concern for you look elsewhere... so I chose my old GX650 for my test subject, which has an old Pentium 4 HT (cedarmill), most people can attest that they were fairly notorious for their higher running temps... mine usually around the 70C to 72C mark (with the stock cooler).
  • Pros: The cooler is very quiet, surely due to the size of the fan and its ability to move more air at a lower speed. I have to point out that I like the fact that the copper heat pipes are designed so that they are in contact with the CPU... In my opinion nothing beats copper to transfer heat.
  • Cons: It is certainly NOT meant for a smaller case at all, if limited space is a concern for you look elsewhere. They are correct when they say "massive heatsink". I am not overly impressed by the feel of the mounting hardware, although sufficient to do the job, the parts just seem a bit flimsy to me, especially when compared to the physical size of this cooler.
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Overall 8
8.0

Amazingly cool Fan... could be built better.

Anthony N., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Overall it is a solid unit that is very worth it for the price. It is 10x better than the stock heat sink fan and offers cooler temps by far. Be careful with the memory you buy or the channel availability of your board as this could cause some interference from the fan.
  • Pros: This fan offers my CPU amazingly cool running temperatures. Of all the computers I have had and built, this fan has given me the lowest temp I've ever seen(with the exception of liquid cooling and liquid nitrogen). I run at about 21 degrees idle and about 31 at a 35% load. This is roughly 2-4 degrees cooler than the stock CPU heat sink and fan, so pretty significant. The installation was easy enough as long as you have common sense. The instructions were a bit hard to...
  • Cons: There are a few cons to this product. The first and most concerning is the fan.... Getting the fan to stay on the heat sink is a nightmare. It held on by two paperclip style metal clips that clip it to the heat sink. If you think of a paperclip you think very pliable and not very sturdy. Well this fan is pretty big and fitting it to a heat sink with paperclips makes it move around more than i care to admit. With that being said, the fan is rather large and i was afrai...
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Overall 10
10

Good Cooler for Price

Pat S., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: This is a fine CPU Cooler for the price and I would recommend it to my friends if I had any that knew about anything computer.
  • Pros: This Cooler is a pretty decent cooler. Tested on my ASrock 797E-ITXac motherboard with i3 4130 CPU running at 3.4G. I used the supplied Thermal paste so could give a review on all the parts in box. I also only use Artic Silver Cramique 2 on all my builds. With the stock Intel fan and artic silver running at stock speeds My CPU fan runs @ 1439RPM and my CPU temp is holding at 40.5 c. The Gammaxx 400 is running @1131RPM and the CPU temp was holding 40c. So for me there ...
  • Cons: But there isn't much Copper to be seen on this Cooler and I didn't overclock to see how it would work on higher load. But not much in the Con department for this Cooler.
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Overall 8
8.0

Mounts properly on AMD! Not a bad mid range cooler

Anonymous, Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: I did not test the included thermal paste. I use Arctic Silver 5 every time and it works great with this heatsink. All in all a good unit, very mid range. The cheapness shows a little as described above but all in all if you're on a budget this heatsink will get the job done.
  • Pros: One of the few tower style heatsinks that will mount properly on an AMD bracket!!!!!! (eg, blowing right to left rather than vertically). This is a major selling point and one of my biggest gripes with most AMD tower heatsinks. This way, it doesn't interfere with RAM sockets, which will happen with practically every tower heatsink used on an AMD socket. Also a big plus because airflow will flow properly from the front to the back rather than potentially interfering wi...
  • Cons: Biggest gripe: only includes one set of fan clips for the included fan. It would've cost maybe 10 cents to add another set of clips so you could mount fans in push-pull configuration. The notches are even there on the heatsink but I can't find the clips anywhere, so what's the point? I'm not going to buy another heatsink and throw everything in the box away just for a set of fan clips.... Fan vibration padding is minimal at best, it consists of four round felt sticker...
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent Heatsink for a Good Price, Some Issues

Alexander M., Newegg
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: Overall, this heatsink is just a bit better of a cooling solution than the stock heatsink that came with your CPU. The good points to this heatsink: it is cheaper than others, the fan is quiet, and install is easier than others. The bad points of it can be: it feels cheap, interferes with RAM for some builds (not all), and may give you a CPU fan error depending on your board. Overall, I gave this a 3 out of 5 eggs based on my experience.
  • Pros: So, the reason I accepted this heatsink as an item to review as a part of the Eggxpert Review team was due to me wanting to replace my current heatsink which was the Corsair Hydro Series H80i Liquid CPU cooler. Out of the box, this heatsink feels super light compared to other heatsinks I have worked with in the past making it a bit easier to install compared to other heatsinks (granted there were a few complications on install…see cons). I have an LGA 1150 motherboard...
  • Cons: Being lightweight, the heatsink feels a bit cheap. The push-pin method of it connecting to the motherboard concerns me as the plastic pushpins feel like they can easily break when making modifications to your system. I somehow got this to fit inside my mini-itx build, but I would not recommend that for others as it was a tight fit and hard to get the push-pins to work. The instructions on the back of the box are not that informative (no words, just pictures), so you k...
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